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Why did I wake up with absence of heart beat?

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Woke up with no heartbeat
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 33 minutes later
Brief Answer: Further tests are needed... Detailed Answer: Hi, If you experienced to wake up with no heartbeat, I'd suggest to go to ER immediately and to run further tests : - EKG - cardiac echo - Holter monitoring - abdominal ultrasound to further evaluate your health status and identify any heart or blood vessels problem. If everything will result normal, no need to worry. Further evaluation with neurologist is needed. In case you drink alcohol frequently and/or if you use any illicit drug, those might be another cause. A further evaluation by an addictologist/toxicologist is needed. Otherwise, nothing to worry about. Dr.Benard
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